The present paper evaluates the performances of an innovative carboxylic acid-based admixture to improve concrete watertightness and self-sealing ability of the cement matrix. Results indicate that fumaric acid-based waterproofing admixture improves concrete watertightness. In particular, addition of 1% by cement mass of the carboxylic polymer causes a reduction in the water penetration under pressure of 7-day wet cured concrete by 50% compared to that of the corresponding reference concrete. The ability to seal cracks (400 μm width) due to plastic shrinkage was also confirmed by Karsten tubes tests, optical microscopy and SEM observations on cracked and sound concrete slabs.

(2018). Innovative carboxylic acid waterproofing admixture for self-sealing watertight concretes [journal article - articolo]. In CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10446/131130

Innovative carboxylic acid waterproofing admixture for self-sealing watertight concretes

Coppola, L.;Coffetti, D.;Crotti, E.
2018-01-01

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The present paper evaluates the performances of an innovative carboxylic acid-based admixture to improve concrete watertightness and self-sealing ability of the cement matrix. Results indicate that fumaric acid-based waterproofing admixture improves concrete watertightness. In particular, addition of 1% by cement mass of the carboxylic polymer causes a reduction in the water penetration under pressure of 7-day wet cured concrete by 50% compared to that of the corresponding reference concrete. The ability to seal cracks (400 μm width) due to plastic shrinkage was also confirmed by Karsten tubes tests, optical microscopy and SEM observations on cracked and sound concrete slabs.
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Coppola, Luigi; Coffetti, Denny; Crotti, Elena
(2018). Innovative carboxylic acid waterproofing admixture for self-sealing watertight concretes [journal article - articolo]. In CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10446/131130
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